Applications invited for Research Fellowship on Major Environmental & Developmental Challenges

Applications invited for Research Fellowship on Major Environmental & Developmental Challenges

Organization: The Breakthrough Institute

Apply By: 30 Sep 2019

About the Organization:

The Breakthrough Institute is a global research center that identifies and promotes technological solutions to environmental and human development challenges.

About the Fellowship:

Breakthrough Research Fellowships are awarded to non-resident research collaborators with the Breakthrough Institute’s research program. Launched in 2016, the program offers opportunities to the brightest and most talented thinkers to address unanswered questions related to energy, conservation, agriculture, growth, and innovation, and to change the way society approaches major environmental and development challenges. The Research Fellowship runs for 8 weeks and pays in installments, totaling $5,000 over the course of the Fellowship.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants interested in the Research Fellowship should possess a Master's degree at minimum and have a well-scoped research proposal.
  • Excellent proposals will define goals, methods, and align with Breakthrough’s interest areas and our mission statement (see details below).
  • If you think your research can contribute to or deepen an Eco modern understanding of society and the environment, then this is an opportunity for you.

Duration and timing of the program:

Research Fellowships will be completed remotely and are designed to last 2-6 months. Research Fellows are also invited to attend the Breakthrough Dialogue which takes place every June in Sausalito, California. If you have a scheduling conflict with these dates, please do not be discouraged from applying.

Compensation: The Breakthrough Research Fellowship offers a $5,000 stipend to be delivered in installments upon demonstrated progress.

Requirements for Research Fellowship Application:

  • CV/Resume
  • Research Proposal
  • Writing Samples (1-3)
  • Letters of Recommendation

How to Apply:

Apply using our online application form. You will need to submit a CV/resume, a research proposal, and 1-3 three writing samples. All uploaded documents must be in PDF format. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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